February 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

benefits of drumstickThe drumstick is a vegetable that is commonly available in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Grown as a backyard tree in most homes, the drumstick tree has small white flowers, small and round leaves and drumstick like pods. Known to have several curative properties due to its antibacterial and cleansing properties, the drumstick is also cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Drumsticks are a very good source of calcium, vitamin C, phosphorus and carotene. Even the flowers and leaves are used in everyday cooking for the high levels of nutrients in them.

The botanical name of Drumstick plants is Moringa oleifera . Drumstick plants are extensively cultivated commercially in the sub tropical, tropical and semi arid regions of the World. Drumsticks are in great demand due to its nutritional and medicinal properties.

Drumstick Cures Cardiac Diseases
It cures this disease by consuming leaves or drumstick. You can cook them using different ingredients in different dishes.

Drumstick Reduces Cancer Level
Continuous consuming of drumstick and its leaves reduces the chances of developing cancer by 80% and it has been proved ladies who are victim of breast cancer heal fast from this sickness.

Drumstick Increases Bone Density
After consuming drumstick regularly for two months it has been proved that it increases density of bones. This is very good for growing up kids.

Drumstick Increases milk production

Drumstick fruit is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants. It can be used during pregnancy. Leaves, flower and buds are good when consumed. It improves milk flow in lactating mothers.

Drumstick as Resistance to Cold and Viral Fever
As Drumstick is rich in vitamins, it improves the immune system which helps body to fight against the foreign virus which makes person sick.

Drumstick Reduces Intestine Tumor or Ulcer
Intestine tumor or ulcer can be reduced and many experiments have been done in past which was positive in reducing size of ulcer by just providing drumstick extract.

Drumstick Reduces Infection on Skin Diseases
As drumstick has toxin free agents, it also helps in reducing bacterial infection on skin. Application of roots paste gives relief from severe itching.

Drumstick Reduces Impotence
Drumstick extract and flower consumed with milk with nutmeg (jatifal) improve the function of ovaries and reduce the impotence due to which person can copulate and release healthy sperms to start a family life. It also helps ladies to improve the function of ovaries to release healthy eggs.

Drumstick Improves Vision of Eye and Retina
It improves the vision of eye also clears the toxins from the retina which increases the life of retina.

Drumstick Reduces Ladies Period Cramps
Drumstick leaves soup when taken continuously for 21 days, it changes the cycle of period in ladies which helps in reducing the cramps.

Uterus Fibroid
It reduces the size of cyst on uterus; hence it helps in reducing the pain below the naval in ladies. in some rural areas in India, this technique is practiced by middle aged woman’s to reduce the pain in abdomen.

Asthma, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis
Person has to prepare the soup from leaves of Drum stick twice a day and consume fresh soup. This will help to make lungs strong removes the toxin from the lungs which are deposited because of cigarette smoking or heavy industry air pollution.

Drumsticks are Beneficial for Brain Injury
Drumstick and its leaves are very beneficial for all sort of head injury. Even doctors recommend patients to have this after going through operation on brain.

Drumsticks Improves Digestion problem
After consuming the leaves and drumstick for particular period of time, it helps internal organ to function properly. As kidney liver function improves, it helps intestine to improve the quality of gastric juice. This helps in digestion problem.

Drumsticks Reduces Diabetic Level
Few experiments were conducted in 1982 on 36 diabetic patients in TamilNadu. Out of which 30 people showed positive result of reducing sugar level in blood.

Drumsticks Makes Gall Bladder Healthy
It helps in improving the function of gall bladder, which help diabetes people to reduce the sugar score. People who are not diabetic , it helps to keep the gall bladder healthy.

Drumsticks Cures Arthritis
This tree works much better than expected in curing Arthritis.

High acidic Urine (Diuretic)
Remove the extract from drumstick leaves or best way to grind leaves in carrot juice and consume 300 ml every 6 to 10 hours. Also start the toxin free process to flush out bacteria or virus from the body. It gives good result. In few days time acid in urine reduces.

Drumsticks used to reduce Pimple, Black heads, skin complexion
Drumstick leaf extract mixed with lime juice can be used to reduce the pimples & black heads. It gives a smooth complexion.

Diarrhea, dysentery
Half cup drum stick leaf extract, one spoon honey with one cup coconut water helps healing with from the sickness.

Drumstick improves Nervous and Immune system
It has been proved in past that continuous consumption of drumstick help person improve the immune system and also seen that person is quite healthy without getting any cold or viral fever. Slightly increase in blood hemoglobin has been also reported lately.

Drumsticks can be used to cure severe health conditions faster, they should not be used in place of a proper medical treatment.

In spite of all the drumsticks benefits mentioned above, an excess in consumption of this vegetable and other plant parts can be quite harmful. Therefore, it is recommended to consult a medical practitioner or a dietician before adding any excess amount of drumsticks to a regular diet.


September 20, 2012 by  
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  Ocimum tenuiflorum, Holy Basil( Tulsi), is an aromatic plant in the family Lamiaceae which is native throughout the Old World tropics and widespread as a cultivated plant and an escaped weed.

The tulsi or holy basil is an important symbol in the Hindu religious tradition and is worshipped in the morning and evening by Hindus at large. The holy basil is also a herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments. It is considered as India’s Queen of herbs. They are largely used in ayurvedic medicines. It has got medicinal properties as well as cosmetic properties. Tulsi is grown in almost all Indian homes.

Tulsi’s main Ayurvedic quality as a healing herb is its ability to enhance the energetic resonance between the body and the environment. Tulsi helps to decrease Kapha. The channels open, ama is cleared out of the body and the body’s agni–the fire element in the physiology–becomes strong again. Balance is restored among the three doshas, and the immune system is restored to a healthy state. The qualities of Tulsi is mentioned in Charaka Samhita.

The varieties of tulsi are Krishna Tulsi, Rama Tulsi and Vana Tulsi. Of the three varieties Krishna tulsi & Rama Tulsi are widely used in ayurvedic medications.

The uses of tulsi are:


  • The tulsi plant has many medicinal properties. The leaves are a nerve tonic and also sharpen memory. They promote the removal of the mucous matter and phlegm from the bronchial tube. The leaves strengthen the stomach and induce profuse sweating
  • During cold and fever the tulsi leaves can be boiled with tea, it acts as a prevention against malaria and dengue. If the fever is high , prepare a decoction of the leaves with powdered cardamom in half 2 glasses of water , mix this to sugar and milk. This preparation will bring down the temperature.
  • When children are having fever, tulsi leaves helps in bringing down temperature. Crush tulsi leaves and collect 2 to 3 spoons of tulsi juice, mix this to 1 cup of water. Keep feeding the child with 4-5 tspns in regular intervals. This is very effective in bringing down the temperature.
  • Tulsi leaves is a basic ingredient for many Ayurvedic cough syrups and expectorants. It helps to mobilize mucus in bronchitis and asthma. Chewing tulsi leaves relieves cold and flu.
  • Tulsi is used in the treatment of respiratory system disorder. A decoction of the leaves, with honey and ginger is an effective remedy for bronchitis, asthma, influenza ( flu), cough and cold. They should be boiled in 2 cups of water till only half the water is left . This can be consumed when luke warm. Add little salt or sugar to enrich taste.
  • Tulsi relieves sore throat. Boil water with tulsi leaves, when luke warm the mixture can be consumed. This can be used to gargle mouth also. The leaves are quite effective for the ulcer and infections in the mouth. Chewing a few leaves will cure these conditions.
  • Tulsi leaves has strengthening effect on the kidney. In case of Kidney stone , if the juice of tulsi leaves mixed with honey is taken for 6 months, it will expel the stone via the urinary tract.
  • Tulsi is highly beneficial for patients with heart problems and the weakness resulting from them. It reduces the level of blood cholesterol. Tulsi leaf when eaten in the morning purifies blood.
  • Tulsi leaves juice and ginger juice cures stomach ache, cramps and also gets relief from stomach worms.
  • Basil makes a good medicine for headache. A decoction of the leaves can be given for this disorder. Pounded leaves mixed with sandalwood paste can also be applied on the forehead for getting relief from heat, headache and for providing coolness in general.
  • Tulsi juice is an effective remedy for sore eyes and night-blindness, which is generally caused by deficiency of vitamin A. Two drops of black tulsi juice are put into the eyes daily at bedtime.
  • Applied locally, basil juice is beneficial in the treatment of ringworm and other skin diseases. It has also been tried successfully by some naturopaths in the treatment of leucoderma. It helps in controlling dandruff. Tulsi can be used by mixing with coconut oil.
  • The herb is a protective, preventive and curative for insect stings or bites. A teaspoonful of the juice of the leaves is taken and is repeated after a few hours. Fresh juice must also be applied to the affected parts. A paste of fresh roots is also effective in case of bites of insects and leeches.
  • Common pediatric problems like cough cold, fever, diarrhea and vomiting respond quickly to the juice of basil leaves. It is very effective in restoring heath during conditions like convulsions and cholera.
  • The herb is useful in teeth disorders. Its leaves, dried in the sun and powdered, can be used for brushing teeth. It can also be mixed with mustard oil to make a paste and used as toothpaste. This is very good for maintaining dental health, counteracting bad breath and for massaging the gums.
  • Tulsi leaves are regarded as an ‘adaptogen’ or anti-stress agent. Leaves provide significant protection against stress. Even healthy persons can chew 10 to 12 leaves of basil, twice a day, to prevent stress. It purifies blood and helps prevent several common elements.
  • The leaves are very effective for the ulcer and infections that develop in the mouth. A few leaves chewed will cure these conditions.
  • The stems are dried and made as garland beads, considered very holy.





September 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Benefits And Effects of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is based on the understanding that the universe is made up of five elements: Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Ether (space). These elements are represented in the human body by three “doshas” or energies. They are Vata, Pitta and Kapha, and are responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body. When any of the doshas accumulate in the body, or get out of balance, the body also loses its balance. Each individual has a distinct proportion of these three forces that shapes their nature, health, and well-being. In Ayurveda, each individual is considered one-of-a-kind, with a unique blueprint for health. Whenever the doshas become imbalanced, Ayurveda suggests specific lifestyle and nutritional guidelines to assist the individual in reducing the dosha that has become excessive

The herbs commonly used in the manufacture of Ayurvedic medicine are highly nutritive with lot of healing properties. Today, Ayurveda and its herbal treatment  is actively encouraged as an inexpensive alternative to drugs.

Ayurvedic medicines prepared from the medicines are said to have no side effects. Each herb is unique in its medicinal properties with a good aroma and flavour. It acts as a perfect mechanism in bringing a balanced harmony between the mind and spirit. When compared to other synthetic drugs ayurvedic herbal medicines do not cause any side effects. It works effectively fighting against various infections and diseases and thereby gaining quick recovery.

Ayurvedic science works for a good genetically determined characteristics of both the external and internal features rather than simply focusing on curing a disease. Ayurvedic herbal medicines calls for an internal harmony of various body parts as well as achieving body’s harmony with the surrounding nature and environment. They rejuvenate the whole system rather than the focus being concentrated towards a specific organ of the body.

Ayurvedic treatment mainly consists of essence of fruits, vegetables, spices and natural herbs which helps in curing diseases without having any side effects on the patient’s body. Though it is not the fastest treatment but surely the most effective one.

What effect do Ayurveda treatments have?

  • more vitality
  • increase of immune system
  • prevention of diseases
  • healthy sleep
  • stimulation of the senses
  • strengthening of organs
  • regeneration of cells
  • rejuvenation and slowdown of the ageing process
  • achievement of inner harmony, peace and balance
  • increase of optimism, self assurance and enjoying life.

Ayurveda aims at finding the root of a disease and then eradicating it completely from the patient. The philosophy of Ayurveda is to prevent human beings from unnecessary sufferings and to give them a long and healthy life. Ayurvedic treatment consists of natural herbs and is based on direct sense perception, logical inference and hearing from realized souls and saints.

What symptoms are relieved by undergoing Ayurveda treatments?

  • burn-out
  • high blood pressure
  • heart/circulation problems
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • rheumatism
  • neurological diseases
  • back pain
  • skin diseases
  • metabolic disorders
  • migraine
  • insomnia
  • exposure through harmful substances

Ayurveda is well aware of the system of body and instead of suppressing it, it approaches directly to the origin and cures the disturbing element. This methodology minimizes the chances of side effects, giving the patient permanent relief from the disease. Ayurveda not only deals with the treatment but also teaches us the style of proper living i.e. a healthy and prosperous life.